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Prof. Dr. Günter Knieps Professor Knieps



Room 2514

Phone: +49 (0)761 203 2371

Fax: +49 (0)761 203 2372

E-mail: guenter.knieps@vwl.uni-freiburg.de


Office Hours: Please make an appointment with the secretary.




Monika Steinert



Room 2515

Phone: +49 (0)761 203 2370

Fax: +49 (0)761 203 2372

E-mail: monika.steinert@vwl.uni-freiburg.de


Office hours: Monday - Thursday 11.00 - 15.00  and Friday 13.00 - 15.00 h


Postal Address





Dipl.-Vw. Birgit Rosalowsky


Room 2518
Phone: +49 (0)761 203 2374
Fax: +49 (0)761 203 2372
E-Mail: birgit.rosalowsky@vwl.uni-freiburg.de

Office hours: by appointment


Dipl.-Vw. Klaus Schallenberger, M.A.

Room 2502
Phone: +49 (0)761 203 2374
Fax: +49 (0)761 203 2372

Office hours: Tuesday 2-4 p.m. (by appointment only)


Dipl.-Vw. Volker Stocker

Room 2516
Phone: +49 (0)761 203 2373
Fax: +49 (0)761 203 2372
E-Mail: volker.stocker@vwl.uni-freiburg.de

Office hours: Tuesday 10-12 a.m. (by appointment only)




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Student Assistants


Jakob Farthmann

Room 2517
Phone: +49 (0)761 203 2374
E-Mail: jakob.farthmann@vwl.uni-freiburg.de


Marco Mazzone

Room 2517
Phone: +49 (0)761 203 2374
E-Mail: marco.mazzone@vwl.uni-freiburg.de


Former staff members

Dr. Arnold Berndt

Arnold Berndt has left the Institute on October 1, 2002 after finishing his dissertation on railway track prices and the market for infrastructure capacities ("Trassenpreise zwischen effizienter Allokation, Kostendeckung und Diskriminierungspotentialen. Eine wettbewerbsökonomische Analyse des Marktes für Schieneninfrastrukturkapazitäten"). He now works for the Swiss Federal Office of Transport (FOT) in Berne.

E-mail: Arnold.Berndt@bav.admin.ch

Dr. Franziska Birke

Franziska Birke finished her dissertation on universal service in telecommunications ("Zum Wandel des Universaldienstes in der Telekommunikation. Eine netzökonomische Analyse") in March 2008. Since December 2007 she has been working for the Dean's office of the Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences of Freiburg University. In addition, she is an adjunct lecturer at the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Freiburg.

E-mail: Franziska.Birke@ph-freiburg.de

Prof. Dr. Gert Brunekreeft

Gert Brunekreeft left the Institute on May 1, 2002. He worked at the Department of Applied Economics der University of Cambridge and at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (University of Tilburg in the Netherlands). In 2006 he was appointed director of the Bremer Energie Institut and professor for European Utility Management at the International University Bremen.

E-mail: brunekreeft@bremer-energie-institut.de

Dr. Anne Gabelmann

After finishing her dissertation on network access in telecommunications ("Netzzugang in der Telekommunikation. Eine ökonomische Analyse zur Abgrenzung von Marktmachtpotenzialen und Regulierungsbedarf") Anne Gabelmann has left the Institute on April 1, 2002; she now works at Deutsche Telekom AG in Bonn.

E-mail: A.Gabelmann@telekom.de

Dr. Wolfgang Groß

Wolfgang Groß has left the Institute at the end of 2000, after finishing his dissertation on price differentiation in telecommunications markets ("Preisdifferenzierung auf Telekommunikationsmärkten. Eine wettbewerbsökonomische Analyse"). He now works for Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn.

E-mail: wgross@web.de

Dipl.-Vw- Martin Jindra


E-Mail: martin.jindra@vwl.uni-freiburg.de

Dr. Katja Keller

Katja Keller has left the Institute in September 2004, after finishing her dissertation on network usage charges in liberalised electricity markets ("Netznutzungspreise in liberalisierten Elektrizitätsmärkten. Eine ökonomische Analyse der Entgelte für das Höchstspannungsnetz"). She has worked for Kema Consulting GmbH, Bonn and now works for Axpo AG in Baden, Switzerland.

E-mail : katja.keller@axpo.ch

Dr. Martin Keller

Martin Keller has left the Institute in September 2012. 

Dipl.-Vw. Martin Kunz

Martin Kunz died unexpectedly in London in 2001. He had left the Institute at the end of 1999 and had worked for the Civil Aviation Authority in London.

Dr. Jutta Merkt

Jutta Merkt finished her dissertation on competition in the local loop ("Wettbewerb im Local Loop. Strukturwandel und Netzwettbewerb in Telekommunikationsnetzen") and left the Institute at the end of 1998.

Dr. Tillmann Neuscheler

Tillmann Neuscheler has finished his dissertation on airports between regulation and competition ("Flughäfen zwischen Regulierung und Wettbewerb. Eine netzökonomische Analyse"); since May 2007 he has been working as an online editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ.NET).

E-mail: Tillmann.Neuscheler@gmx.de

Dr. Marei Waidmann


Dr. Marei Waidmann has left the Institute by the turn of the year 2013/14, after finishing her dissertation on market opening, marketpower regulation and quality in the watersector ("Marktöffnung, Marktmachtregulierung und Qualität im Wassersektor. Eine netzökonomische Analyse"). She now works for the Hessian  Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development.


Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Weiß

Hans-Jörg Weiß has left the Institute in February 2010. He is now a professor of economics, in particular investment and financing, at the University of Applied Sciences Offenburg.

E-mail: hans-joerg.weiss@fh-offenburg.de

Dipl.-Vw. Patrique Wolfrum

Patrique Wolfrum has left the Institute in November 2011.
E-Mail: patrique.wolfrum@arcor.de

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